The Rio Serrano is a hidden gem located in the far southern reaches of the Chilean Andes. It is situated in the famous Torres Del Paine National Park where the landscape is spectacular and the fishing even more so.

The river is host to a fantastic annual run of Chinook King salmon. These are the largest of the salmonid family, with the Rio Serrano having produced fish of up to 30kg, with an average size of catches between 10 - 20kg.

There are great runs of salmon from mid December through late February and these colossal fish will provide fly fishing enthusiasts with the fight of a lifetime.

January and February offer the best chance of large fresh Chinook as they are fresh from the Pacific Ocean and full of energy. Later in February there are often more fish as they gather in the pools until the late season. There are also good runs of sea run brown trout plus a healthy population of resident brown trout.


Serrano river is located in the Magallanes Region of Chile.

How to get here?

Arrive at Santiago, Chile.

Regularly scheduled commercial flights are available from Santiago Chile to Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.


This adventure includes two nights in a luxury hotel in Punta Arenas, and 6 nights camping at a designated campsite that is equipped with a hot shower, toilets, electricity and bbq facilities within Torres Del Paine National Park. Open your comfortable tent by the river with spectacular views of the famous Towers.

Each tent is for one person and houses a comfortable bed.

Tent dimensions: W7.7 ? x L11 ? x H6.5 ?


DAY 1: Flight to Punta Arenas and night stay in a luxury hotel (Punta Arenas).

Day 2: Drive to Rio Serrano in Torres Del Paine - Fishing afternoon and evening.

Day 3 to 7: Fishing, Rio Serrano.

Day 8: AM Fishing, Rio Serrano - PM back to Punta Arenas.

Day 9: Flight Punta Arenas - to Santiago Chile and connections

The fishing


Maximum of 4 anglers per group. This enables ample fishing for the group while providing space for other fishermen, as all rivers in Chile are subject to public access.


Chinook salmon, Brown trout, Sea run brown trout.

As part of our hosted trip we cheerfully offer assistance in getting up to speed with casting in local conditions. We can also assist in taking high quality photos for a lifetime of memories!

Gear and equipment


We would recommend 14’ / 15’ #9-11 medium/fast - fast action fly rods and, if possible, bring a spare as you will be putting your tackle through its paces!


Ideally, a large arbor reel with a strong drag and room for plenty of backing! (please leave your old marquis at home). A small range of sinking lines is also a must. Sink rates 4 - 7 would suit. (Loop 3/4, 5/6, 6,7 GDC - Guideline Triple D 2/4/6, 3/5/7 - Also Scientific Anglers Deep Diver is good for those deep holes.


Leader from 0.45mm - 0.50mm 35 - 50lb breaking strain.


Leader from 0.45mm - 0.50mm 35 - 50lb breaking strain.


Intruders work the best in bright colors such as pink, blue, black, chartreuse and purple. The flies don't have to be really heavy although it is a good idea to have some tungsten beads or cones to add weight, if needed.

Included and not inluded


Hotel and airport transfers in Punta Arenas, fishing license ,entrance to the National Park Torres del Paine, all food & non-alcoholic drinks while in camp, and tents. 

Feel free to email us and we will send you a complete information packet and will follow up with a phone call to get things rolling!


Flights to and from Punta Arenas or Puerto Natales, drinks & meals in Punta Arenas and premium alcoholic beverages during trip.


If camping is not your thing there are hotel options - please inquire for more information.


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